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has the report. >> reporter: people in the city of nara mark the 40th anniversary of normalizing diplomatic ties between japan and watanabe moved to china with his parents many years before the normalizati normalization, but at the end of world war ii they became separated so, he remained in the city where he lived for about 50 years. a chinese couple adopted and raised the japanese youngster. as an adult, he worked for a railway company and eventually became station master. >> translator: i couldn't have survived after the war if my foster parents had not taken me in and given me such good care. they were so kind. >> reporter: but watanabe never flew back to japan. looking at a picture of mt. fuji always pulled at his heart strings. before he moved to china, he could see it from his house. so pictures of mountains always stirred memories of home. finally he was able to set foot on the land of his birth. in 1988, watanabe visited japan with orphans displaced by the war. he hoped to reunite with his family. but with so little information about his parents, watanabe couldn't find t
on rural areas and security in cities dramatically improved during the same period. since the start of the year, attacks fell 22% in kabul, 62% in kandahar, and 88% in mazhar-i-sharif. compares with 211. critical concerns are also detailed in the report. international forces have been training afghan security forces for years, but the report says very few afghan units are fully dependent from international counterparts when carrying out operations. another issue are so-called insider attacks by members of the afghan military against international forces. which are undermining mutual trust. the report also warns that the insurgency has found safe havens in northwestern pakistan and mentions the limited institutional capacity of the afghan government endemic corruption. these are among the obstacles to long term stability in afghanistan. >>> another story from afghanistan. the first rail service launched earlier this year with support from the international community. it is still in its early stages, but expected to play a critical role in reconstruction in the future. nhk world has d
hitting the coastal city of ishinomaki. so far there are no reports of major injuries or damage. authorities lifted warnings and advisories two hours after the quake hit. this tremor struck in the early evening as people were heading home from work or getting ready to sit down to dinner. agency spokesperson believe it was an aftershock of the march 11th earthquake. we felt the tremor here in tokyo. buildings swayed for a number of minutes. local authorities in north eastern japan said the earthquake caused limited damage. nhk has learned that ten people were injured in four prefectures, including miyagi and ibaraki. more than 5,000 residents in coastal areas of miyagi prefecture evacuated to higher ground out of concern over tsunami. 15 flights at sendai airport in the northeast were canceled because the airport is in the tsunami zone. two nuclear power plants damaged in last year's quake, including the fukushima daiichi plant, did not suffer any damage. the powerful earthquake prompted local authorities to call for the evacuation of coastal areas in fukushima, miyagi, and iwate
degrees in oklahoma city. 11 in houston. tuesday, you will see 1 degree for the low in houston. right down to the south, seeing temperatures really fall. and along that cold front, i should say as well. some very heavy rain and thunderstorms. which could be on the severe side, likely too. we'll head into europe, show you what's been going on to the southeast. a low moving across turkey, brought more than 250 millimeters of rain to parts of the southwest. now, the storm is on the move, but another one just behind it, moving once again across the balkans, another 30 to 60 cent meters of snow here and it will head toward turkey after that. across the west, conditions starting to settle down here, even for central locations, really good news. high pressure expanding here. very clear for you on tuesday into wednesday. temperatures are looking pretty cold, though. london and paris, both 4 degrees around the freezing point in berlin, as well as vienna, and minus 4 in warsaw and moscow. i leave you now with your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back with more news in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in t
of singapore documents the history of the city state. on the 70th anniversary of japan's occupation, a new exhibition on world war ii. displays include sensitive issues, such as the killings of residents by japanese soldiers who suspected them of supporting the resistance in china. photographs and mementos honor the victims. another section recalls japanese national who saved the lives of many detainees. >> it's very impactful. because it shows all the photos and tells the stories through pictures and the artifacts. it's important to know about stuff that's happening in singapore. >> reporter: singapore was a british colony when it was occupied by the imperial japanese army one year into world war ii. military rule lasted for three years until japan's surrender. 67 years later, university students join a team led by a british ex parte researching wartime battlefields. they uncover bullets and parts of gas masks at sites where british and japanese forces fought harsh battles. this student studies archaeology and enjoys the benefits of modern life in singapore, but at the same time, she want
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